Lighting Technician Salary

Lighting Technicians in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $15.54 per hour. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. While approximately one-half report receiving no health benefits, one-half do receive medical coverage, and roughly one in three have dental, as well. The majority of individuals in this role claim moderate levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$22,804 - $76,596
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MEDIAN: $41,827
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$10.18 - $22.21
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$22,804 - $76,596  
   
Bonus
$2,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$22,449 - $57,178  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 26
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.18 - $22.21  
   
Overtime
$15.67 - $36.62  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$2,000  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$22,449 - $57,178  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 87

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Pay by Experience Level for Lighting Technician

Pay by Experience for a Lighting Technician has a positive trend. An entry-level Lighting Technician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 70 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Lighting Technician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 37 salaries. An experienced Lighting Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 22 salaries. A Lighting Technician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 7 salaries.

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Key Stats for Lighting Technician

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 13 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Lighting Technician Salaries

Late-Career
▲30%

Experienced
▲7%

Mid-Career
▲5%

National Average
$35,000

Entry-Level
▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 50%
dental benefits
Dental: 33%
vision benefits
Vision: 23%
no benefits
None: 50%